Minnesota Teen Plotted To Kill Family, Bomb Schools
Police in Waseca, Minnesota have arrested a 17-year-old boy who plotted to kill his entire family and bomb a local high school. John LaDue is charged with four counts of attempted first-degree murder, six counts of possessing explosive or incendiary devices and two counts of criminal damage to property.
LaDue told the police that he “wanted to kill as many people as possible.”
Luckily, Chelsie Schellhas spotted LaDue acting suspicious near a storage unit and called the police.
"He shut the door and I thought it looked funny,” she said. “It doesn’t take 10 minutes to open a storage shed. So that’s why I called it in.”
Inside the storage unit, police found three bombs, guns and ammo. They also found journals at LaDue’s home that reportedly referenced the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. Police believe that LaDue was acting alone and would have carried out the attack in the next few weeks if he had not been caught.
LaDue is being held in a juvenile detention center.